Infinite Dendrogram Anime to Resume on February 27, 2020 After Delay Due to COVID-19 Coronavirus

The official website and Twitter account for the Infinite Dendrogram anime has announced that the anime’s seventh episode will air on February 27, 2020 after being delayed last week on February 20, 2020. The staff had stated that they were delaying the episode due to effects of the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak as well as production issues. The first episode re-aired on February 20, 2020 instead.

Infinite Dendrogram premiered on Japanese television on January 9, 2020. FUNimation Entertainment is simulcasting the series with English subtitles, and it began streaming an English dub on January 23, 2020.

Source: ANN

Manga Review: One-Punch Man Volume 18

One-Punch Man Volume 18 has a strong focus on Garo, the hero hunter.

One-Punch Man Volume 18
Written by: ONE
Publisher: Shueisha Inc.
English Publisher: VIZ Media
Release Date: December 3, 2019

The volume opens with an end times group saying that society should follow the Monster Association and offering regular sacrifices out of people who resist. Garo shows up and puts an end to it.

Garo finds himself starting to question things a little. First, it’s because of the world falling apart that there won’t be much of an impact if he makes a dramatic entrance as the strongest monster. Basically, the Monster Association is holding back and giving free reign to people who are all bluster.

We then get an amusing scene with Garo going to a restaurant and feeding his face… and it turns out Saitama is there as well. But Saitama doesn’t notice until after he eats that his wallet is missing. Blizzard shows up, trying to convince Saitama to join her group, but Saitama decides to order one more plate of food and have her eat some, he can stick her with the bill instead of dining and dashing. Garo ends up dining and dashing, and the paths of these two characters will later cross.

Garo has a run-in with Tareo, the kid who looks up to heroes and gets bullied by his peers. Garo saves the kid from some bullies. Garo keeps trying to get Tareo to go home, but he won’t leave. As two members of the Monster Association arrive and confront Garo about his lack of fitness to join their ranks, Garo finds himself torn between questioning if he’s truly a monster or not. There’s a fantastic fight scene between Garo, Insect God, and King The Ripper. In the end, Garo is knocked out, and Tareo is captured by the Monster Association.

Tareo is thrown into the same cell as Waganma, the spoiled rich kid that Metal Bat was trying to protect earlier in the series. Unfortunately, even in captivity, Waganma continues to act like a spoiled brat. He appears to have learned nothing from his earlier experiences.

Dr. Kuseno, the professor who designed Genos’ cybernetics, makes an appearance at Saitama’s apartment. There’s an amusing scene where Kuseno reveals through dialogue that Genos is Saitama’s disciple. Blizzard, who dropped by shortly before, gets quite the shock of her life upon hearing this.

Volume 19 has a great blend of action panels, comedy, and serious moments. But the stage is also being set for Garo to go through some evolution as a character. The seeds of the evolution have been planted in this volume, and I have a feeling that readers will continue to see Garo evolve as this arc continues. While we do get some important scenes with the Monster Association, this volume focuses more on Garo’s story than on anything else.

I’m very curious to see how Garo’s character arc will progress over the course of the next volume. Although I’m also hoping to see some progression with the overall arc as well, especially when it comes to the Monster Association.

A Certain Scientific Railgun T Anime to Resume on February 28, 2020 After Delay Due to COVID-19 Coronavirus

The official website and Twitter account for the A Certain Scientific Railgun T (Toaru Kagaku no Railgun T) anime has announced that the anime’s seventh episode will run on February 28, 2020 after being delayed from February 21, 2020. The staff had stated that they were delaying the episode because effects of the COVID-19 coronavirus situation had affected the production schedule. The sixth episode reran on February 21, 2020 instead.

A Certain Scientific Railgun T is the third season of the A Certain Scientific Railgun anime. The series premiered in Japan on January 10, 2020.

Crunchyroll is simulcasting the anime with subtitles, and FUNimation Entertainment is streaming an English dub.

Source: ANN

GKIDS and Shout! Factory to Release the Promare Anime Film on Blu-ray+DVD, SteelBook & Digital in May 2020

Promare makes its way to home entertainment in Spring 2020 following a successful North American theatrical run. The hyperkinetic, candy-colored visual masterpiece will be released on digital download and On Demand on May 5, 2020 and on Blu-ray™ + DVD combo pack and as a standalone DVD on May 19, 2020 from GKIDS and Shout! Factory. Bonus features include an interview with director Hiroyuki Imaishi, a round table with Studio Trigger, and Side: Galo and Side: Lio short films with new English dubs featuring the original dub cast.

Fans who pre-order the Blu-ray + DVD combo pack from ShoutFactory.com will receive an exclusive, limited-edition 18”x 24” lithograph, while supplies last. There will also be a SteelBook edition of the Blu-ray available exclusively at Best Buy, to be released on May 19, 2020.

The first feature-length film from the acclaimed Studio Trigger, creators of Kill la Kill, Little Witch Academia and the upcoming B.N.A., and director Hiroyuki, Promare is a blistering action-adventure that will set your soul on fire.

Thirty years have passed since the appearance of the Burnish, a race of flame-wielding mutant beings who destroyed half of the world with fire. When a new group of aggressive mutants calling themselves Mad Burnish appears, the epic battle between Galo Thymos, a new member of the anti-Burnish rescue team Burning Rescue, and Lio Fotia, the leader of Mad Burnish, begins.

Promare‘s English dub voice cast includes Billy Kametz, Johnny Yong Bosch, Crispin Freeman, and Alyson Leigh Rosenfeld.

Bonus Features:

  • Interview with Director Hiroyuki Imaishi
  • Studio Trigger Round Table
  • Side: Galo and Side: Lio Short Films with English Dub
  • Trailers

Anime Central Announces Staff of Vinland Saga As Guests

Anime Central has announced that five staff members from the Vinland Saga anime will be guests at their upcoming convention: Shūhei Yabuta, Takahiko Abiru, Hiroshi Seko, Hiroya Hasegawa, and Yutaka Yamada.

Yabuta’s credits include IGPX: Immortal Grand Prix, Sunday Without God, Inuyashiki, Highschool of the Dead, The Ambition of Oda Nobuna, The irregular at magic high school, Overlord, and No Game, No Life.

Abiru’s credits include Paprika, Death Note, Kaiji: Against All Rules, and Hunter x Hunter.

Seko’s credits include Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt, Gurren Lagann Parallel Works 2, Attack on Titan, Inuyashiki, Seraph of the End, Bananafish, and Dorohedoro.

Hasegawa’s credits include Psycho-Pass, Ghost in the Shell Arise, and The Ancient Magus’ Bride.

Yamada is a music composer who composed music for both Vinland Saga and Tokyo Ghoul.

Anime Central will be taking place May 15-17, 2020 at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare and Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois.

FUNimation Entertainment Adds Six Anime Titles From Aniplex of America

FUNimation Entertainment has announced that it will begin streaming the following anime from Aniplex of America on February 25, 2020:

  • Gurren Lagann
  • Cells at Work!
  • March comes in like a lion
  • Charlotte
  • Eromanga Sensei
  • DAKAICHI -I’m being harassed by the sexiest man of the year-

The Gurren Lagann, Cells at Work!, March comes in like a lion, and Charlotte anime will stream in English and in Japanese with English subtitles in the United States and Canada. The Eromanga Sensei and DAKAICHI -I’m being harassed by the sexiest man of the year-​ anime will stream in Japanese with English subtitles in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Ireland.

Source: ANN

Voice Actor Junichi Goto Passes Away

Voice actor Junichi Goto was riding on a motorcycle when it collided with the left side wall of the Shuto Expressway’s Haneda Route in Tokyo’s Ōta Ward on February 24, 2020. He was rushed unconscious to a hospital, but was pronounced dead due to head injuries. He was 40 years old at the time of his passing. The Tokyo Metropolitan Police’s Expressway Patrol is investigating the cause of the accident.

Goto was born in Osaka and lived in the Nakachō district of Tokyo’s Meguro Ward. His most prominent role in anime was the title character in Trigger’s Inferno Cop anime, and he reprised the role for a guest appearance in Trigger’s Space Patrol Luluco anime. Goto also had minor roles in such anime as Ninja Slayer From Animation, SSSS.Gridman, and Detective Conan.

Source: ANN